pintel hook

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i have a m16 willys jeep trailer thinking of putting a pintel hook on to make it a bit more original does anybody no about the noise factor and are they a lot stronger than the of road couplings
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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:12

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:12
Seems they can be used on trailers up to 4500kg. Would think a PINTLE hook would rattle a bit whether on or OFF road.
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 13:08

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 13:08
I do agree thank you might stick to the of road couplings
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:45

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 11:45
The last OKAs built (to about 2010) all had pintle hooks fitted as standard.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:47

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:47
And?????

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 13:52

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 13:52
And they make a good recovery point.

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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:24

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:24
Noisy as blazes when we used em on Military vehicles. The connection on the trailer is a large ring of steel and no buffering so exceedingly noisy.

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Follow Up By: john m85 - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 13:11

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 13:11
I thought they be noisy but been told they are the very easy to connect but the noise would be a big factor
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 21:14

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 21:14
John,

When I worked on a couple of stations in the Kimberley over 40 years ago, all the Landcruisers, and a couple of Jeeps, had pintle hooks. Can recall one of the Jeep trailers being there too.

Noisy alright, except on bitumen occasionally, on a trailing throttle. Silence meant you'd lost the trailer. :-) Probably wasn't all noise, more a constant jarring through the whole vehicle. Pretty strong too, I'd suggest, as they got some rough treatment and I never saw one break.

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Follow Up By: john m85 - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 09:42

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 09:42
thanks bob I think the jarring would drive me mad
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 21:36

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 21:36
Love your explanation Young Bob.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 17:54

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 17:54
If you like Jeeps, here's a couple of photos from my previous life, John.





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Reply By: 671 - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 21:33

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 21:33
I have been using a Trigg Brothers from Adelaide coupling for years with a Toyota "Forestry" tow bar that came standard with a pintle hook. There has been no problems with noise. I have used it on dirt roads and I can't remember hearing anything. The O ring is much larger than the hook which makes connecting the trailer as easy as can be but there is very little clearance between the two when you close the top of the hook and lock it.

I don't know about them being stronger than any other type of coupling. All couplings come with ratings and they will not break if you don't exceed them. My hook has a 3500 kg rating and the O ring coupling 2000kg.

If you do use one then don't use a swivel O ring coupling without the anti binding plate between it and the draw bar. This restricts the amount it can swivel. The plate is a standard Trigg part that you can see on their web site. Without the plate the O ring can slide around into a vertical position if you get the car and trailer on a sharp angle. If it can not slide back freely it will snap off.

All the military vehicles that I drove did not have swiveling O rings so this was not a problem. Trigg make a small non swiveling O ring with three mounting bolt holes.
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 09:50

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 09:50
thanks for the information I will look into trig brothers
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 06:23

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 06:23
G'day, this may help with the noise issue.............. DO-65 Hitch
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Follow Up By: Gadget X10 - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 16:23

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 16:23
I ran one of these on my F250 and 4 ton Bushtracker for 260k great device.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:52

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 05:52
The good news is that no one will borrow your trailer.

The bad news is every time you stop or start when towing, the clunk from the trailer will drive you nuts, and you'll wish you did lend it to someone who never gave it back. LOL.
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Follow Up By: john m85 - Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 10:17

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 10:17
thanks for the info just wondering when you stop and start the sudden jurks from the trailer would it do any possible damage
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 10:31

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 10:31
To be honest I am not sure, but I doubt it. I had it on my old Land Rover nearly 40 years ago and that's all I knew at the time.

I think that if you want it for historical reasons with occasional towing then it is one thing, but if you want a decent towing hitch then get something more modern. I moved from a Treg hitch to a DO 35 a few years ago and would never go back from that. It is miles ahead.



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Follow Up By: john m85 - Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 12:07

Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 at 12:07
I have been looking at the DO35 they look like one of the best
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